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What is the doctor called who surgically removes a presacral teratoma?

What is the doctor called who surgically removes a presacral teratoma?

Surgical oncologist: Depending on the type of tumor and it's exact location - removal has several implications. There are other conditions that are malignant that need to be considered, as well as the appropriate operative approach. These are uncommon tumors and you should consider a surgical oncologist with significant rectal experience or a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Teratoma (Definition)

Teratomas are benign or maligant growth that may contain multiple cell types. It is possible that they developed from a stem cell that had the ability differentiated into ...Read more


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Just found out i need surgery to remove a 2.5 CM kidney stone. Doc says its done theough my side. What is this surgery called?

Just found out i need surgery to remove a 2.5 CM kidney stone. Doc says its done theough my side. What is this surgery called?

PCNL: Procedure known as a percutaneous nephrolithotomy. A puncture is made in the back through the skin and into the kidney. Under general anesthesia the urologist dilates this track and inserts a scope directly into the kidney to remove the stone. Sometimes various forms of lithotripsy such as ultrasound or laser are used to break the stone up in the pieces and removed under direct visualization. ...Read more

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Should my doctor call me if something put in me during surgery is recalled?

Should my doctor call me if something put in me during surgery is recalled?

Not necessarily: The surgeon does not normally keep logs of the implant serial numbers - this is information the facility (hospital, surgery center, etc) and the implant manufacturer keep track of. Generally, when an recall is issued, one of those two entities will contact you. There are many implants and manufacturers of similar type of implants. If you are concerned, ask your surgeon or call the facility. ...Read more

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Can you explain the surgery my doctor suggested it is called a sacrocolpopexy for my prolapse?

Can you explain the surgery my doctor suggested it is called a sacrocolpopexy for my prolapse?

Sure: It attaches the top of your vagina to the sacrum(just above the tail bone). If they didn't explain this to you you need to go to someone else with more experience and ethics. It usually involves the use of mesh and is reserved for only severe or recurrent cases. ...Read more

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Having surgery tmmrw doctor called my mom & she gave them my heigh & weight but told them i was 10 pounds heavier then i am will this effect anything?

Having surgery tmmrw doctor called my mom & she gave them my heigh & weight but told them i was 10 pounds heavier then i am will this effect anything?

Surgery and weight: Anesthesia is based on weight to some degree, general more than regoinal . 10 lbs is not a major amount usually < 10% of total weight and the anesthesiologist can see what you look like. Prior to surgery you speak with anesthesia so correct the weight at that time . It is very important to tell then all the meds, herbals substances you ingest as that can have an effect. Good luck, don't worry ...Read more

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I had child hip dysplasia which resulted in a surgical pin before age 2. Now I have terrible hip flexor pain after exercise. Should I call a doc?

I had child hip dysplasia which resulted in a surgical pin before age 2. Now I have terrible hip flexor pain after exercise. Should I call a doc?

Yes: Please consult with an Orthopedic surgeon. It will be advisable to limit excessive use of the joint until you have been evaluated. Take care. ...Read more